Happy 10th Birthday to the Italian VB Tips and Tricks Community! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

“Visual Basic Tips & Tricks” is an Italian online community that was started 10 years ago today. To be exact, the first tips were actually published in 1996 on a personal web page of the founder and leader, Gianluca Cannalire. However, the group recognizes the first day of the “real community” as December 8th 1998,… Read more

How to implement IQueryable (by Kevin Halverson)

Here’s a link to a post I just finished on ‘How to implement IQueryable’ (create a custom Linq provider). http://blogs.msdn.com/kevin_halverson/archive/2007/07/10/how-to-implement-iqueryable.aspx My example project allows you to query the Windows Vista (Desktop) Search engine for files on your local machine.  For example:         Dim index As New WDSQueryObject         Dim cutoffDate = #6/28/2007#           Dim… Read more

LINQ Cookbook, Recipe 4: Find all complex types in a given assembly (Kit George)

Ingredients: –          Visual Studio 2008 (Beta2 or Higher) –     An assembly which you want to analyze (in this example, we use mscorlib.dll, the assembly which houses String) –     A definition for ‘Complex Type’. In this instance, a complex type is defined as having more than 10 public methods, of which at least one has more than… Read more